February 21, 2020/Dispatch

Primary season in high-gear! Campaign Kick-offs, Breakfasts, Mardi Gras, & More.

Dear Democrats,

It’s certainly been an exciting week for Democrats. Here in Massachusetts, long time activists and first time caucus-goers came together in over 30 communities last Saturday to kick-off MassDems caucus season! 

We’ve got even more caucuses coming up this weekend and we highly recommend following #MassDemsCaucus and #mapoli on Twitter so you can catch a glimpse of the action! If you’ll be one of the Bay Staters caucusing, snap some photos and join the conversation. We were so thrilled to see that turnout was high across the Commonwealth last weekend–we see you’re just as excited for the 2020 MassDems Convention as we are! Just a reminder: you can find the dates, times, and locations of all scheduled caucuses here.

On a larger scale, the presidential primary race has officially kicked into high-gear. We’re sure you’ve seen some highlights from Wednesday’s debate, and with almost 75,000 Nevadans turning out to vote early before tomorrow’s caucus, it’s safe to say that Democrats are fired up and ready to take on Trump this November. Super Tuesday is right around the corner, so don’t miss your opportunity to help out your candidate here at home. Check the candidates’ websites for upcoming events in Massachusetts. 

Happy caucusing and have a great weekend!

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

Ideas for Committees

Make sure your committee members know about early voting! Here in Massachusetts, early voting takes place in the 5 days before the March 3rd Presidential Primary, which means it starts next week! However, specific dates and times will differ from community to community so make sure to check here, or with your local election clerk, to find out when and where you can vote early. Send out an email blast to your committee members to encourage them to take advantage of early voting–if they cast their ballots before primary day, that frees them up to help others with rides to the polls or GOTV for their preferred candidate!

Event Details:

*2/22/2020 Organizing Breakfast Hosted by Congressman Jim McGovern*

Saturday, February 22, 9 – 11 AM

The Manor Banquet Facility, 42 W Boylston St, West Boylston

Join Congressman Jim McGovern for an organizing breakfast to learn about how to get involved with his 2020 re-election campaign. Tickets: $25 per person. Please RSVP to Seth at seth@jimmcgovern.com or 508-795-1998. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/38LJPyA. 

2/22/2020 Salem Democratic Campaign Institute
Saturday, February 22, 10 AM
135 Lafayette Apartments, 135 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
Regional DCIs provide candidates, campaign staff, and activists with opportunities for attendees to ask questions, receive hands-on training, and network with other local Democrats and campaign experts. RSVP here: bit.ly/SalemDCI 

2/23/2020 College Dems of MA Winter Leadership Summit
Sunday, February 23, 11 AM
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
This year, the College Dems of MA annual Winter Summit will focus on building leadership skills. They’ll have trainings, discussions, and speakers focused on leading the charge towards a successful 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959959051056066/ 

*2/23/2020 Meet Rep. Susan Wild hosted by Force Multiplier*
Sunday, February 23, 2 – 4 PM
26 Pemberton Road, Wayland
Join special guest Congresswoman Katherine Clark to support Pennsylvania Congresswoman Susan Wild. RSVP at http://bit.ly/32gqZgJ 

2/23/2020 Acton Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 6 PM
Spice Pepper Garden, 36 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

2/24/2020 Lowell Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, February 24, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 W 4th St, Lowell, MA 01850
Join the Lowell Democratic City Committee for their general meeting. Contact Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net for more information. 

2/24/2020 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Caucus
Monday, February 24, 7 PM
Northborough Free Library large meeting room, 34 Main St, Northborough
Room opens at 6:30 PM. Regular meeting starts immediately after caucus ends. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net. 

2/24/2020 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Activist Night
Monday, February 24, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Join the Wellesley Dems, Needham Campaigns, and Vote Forward for a night of activism. After their 7:00 pm business meeting, write letters and hear from candidates for state office and Act On MA about pending pieces of legislation at 8:15 PM. RSVP here: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/activist-night-6  

2/25/2020 Mardi Gras Party for Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff, with Sen. Joan Lovely, Rep. Jerry Parisella and Rep. Tom Walsh.
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 – 7 PM
Old Planters Brewing Company, 232 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
Join Sen. Joan Lovely, Rep. Jerry Parisella, and Rep. Tom Walsh to support Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff! Tickets are $25, kids are free. Enjoy jambalaya, cajun chicken legs, a cash bar, photo area, and masks and beads for all. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/655823391826212/  

2/26/2020 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 7 PM
Grand View Farm, 55 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803

2/26/2020 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting with State Senator Becca Rausch
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E Central St School Committee Training Room, Natick, MA 01760
Join the Natick Democratic Town Commitee and State Sen. Becca Rausch for a conversation about the Roe Act. This meeting is open to the public. 

2/27/2020 Annual Mardi Gras Party with Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff
Thursday, February 27, 5 – 7 PM
Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Join Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff and hosts Mayor Martin H. Walsh, Senator Julian Cyr, City Councilor Andrea Campbell, and many others for a Mardi Gras party at Club Cafe! There will be photos with Napoleon, table trivia, cake, and snacks. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/508521533134537/  

*2/27/2020 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Thursday, February 27, 7 PM
Lesley University Hall, 1815 Mass. Ave, Cambridge

2/27/2020 Meet the Candidates for 37th Middlesex
Thursday, February 27, 7 – 9 PM
Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough
Meet Danillo Seena and Dina Samfield, candidates for State Rep. for the 37th Middlesex district. Sponsored by the Boxborough and Acton DTCs. 

2/29/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee General Meeting
Saturday, February 29, 10 AM
East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St, Somerville, MA 02145
Join the Somerville Democratic City Committee for their general meeting. Contact info@somdems.org for more information. 

*2/29/2020 Stockbridge DTC Meeting*
Saturday, February 29, 10:30 AM
Select Board Meeting Room, Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge
Stockbridge DTC will hold their caucus to elect two delegates and one alternate delegate to the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Following the caucus will be a Town Committee meeting. 

2/29/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 29, 3 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road, Boxford (corner of Elm Street)
Agenda will include the election of representatives to the upcoming First Essex & Middlesex Senate District Conference. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. 

2/29/2020 Jimmy Tingle’s 2020 Vision: Why would a comedian run for office?
Saturday, February 29, 8 PM
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge
Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking, and hopeful look at current politics through the experience of critically acclaimed comedian and two-time Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” winner, former commentator for 60 Minutes II, and 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. 2 for 1 Discount good thru 2/14 with the code MassDems at JimmyTingle.com or 617-496-2222. 

3/2/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, March 2, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington Wilmington Community Television,10 Waltham St, Wilmington, MA

3/3/2020 Massachusetts Presidential Primary
Tuesday, March 3, 7 – 8 PM
Find your polling location at bit.ly/MDPPollingPlace
Register to vote, update your information, or find your polling place at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm  

3/7/2020 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, March 7, 10 AM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629 

*3/7/2020 Angus McQuilken for Congress Kickoff Event*
Saturday, March 7, 1 PM
LocalWorks, 100 Cummings Center Suite 109-D, Beverly
RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/teamangus 

3/8/2020 Senator Pat Jehlen Re-election Kickoff with Songs of Resistance
Sunday, March 8, 5 – 7 PM
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Light refreshments and conversation at 5 and between sets. Suggested donation: $25-$50 Sponsorships: $500-$250-$100 Contribute online at Electpatjehlen.org/donate or: CTE Pat Jehlen Committee, 67 Dane St., Somerville 02143 

3/9/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 9, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin

3/9/2020 Wellesley Town Candidates Forum
Monday, March 9, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley 219 Washington Street, Wellesley
Hear from Candidates running for town-wide office in Wellesley. RSVP at www.wellesleydems.org/events/wellesley-candidates-night 

*3/9/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, March 9, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington
For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

*3/10/2020 Women For Maria Event in Support of State Rep Maria Robinson*
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 7 PM
21st Amendment, 150 Bowdoin St, Boston
Join State Senator Becca Rausch, State Representative Tami Gouveia, State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Wakefield Town Councilor Mehreen Butt, Kate Audette, Helena Berbano, Julia Day, Rachael Durant, Sam Hammar, Diana Hwang, Helen Lemoine, Hélène and Alice Lincent, Yael Mazor-Garfinkle, Colette Phillips, and Norma Shulman in supporting State Representative Maria Robinson. Event begins at 5:30PM Speaking Program begins at 6:15PM RSVP at http://bit.ly/38WXTVO 

*3/11/2020 Lead With Lydia Edwards – Women’s Event with AG Maura Healey and DA Rachael Rollins*
Wednesday, March 11, 6 – 8 PM
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple pl., Boston
Join Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk Country District Attorney Rachael Rollins for an event supporting Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards. To RSVP, please email Brianna@mlmstrategiesllc.com or contribute online at www.actblue.com/donate/leleads20. To join the host committee go to www.actblue.com/donate/leleadshost20. 

*3/11/2020 Medway DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, March 11, 6:45 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

*3/12/2020 22nd Annual Traditional Irish Seisiun Hosted by Sheriff Peter Cassidy Koutoujian*
Thursday, March 12, 6 – 8 PM
The Mad Raven, 841 Main St, Waltham
Suggested donations: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. 

3/14/2020 Malden Democrats Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 14, 9 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden 02148
Details to come — please stay tuned, save the date, and make plans to join the Malden DTC for a hearty breakfast, bad jokes, rousing speeches, and awards for hardworking Democrats. For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

3/16/2020 Re-Election Kickoff for Rep Jack Lewis
Monday, March 16, 6 – 8 PM
Springdale Beer Co, 102 Clinton St, Framingham 102 Clinton St, Framingham
Join community leaders, friends, and neighbors as they kick off Jack’s re-election campaign. And with delicious food and on tap Springdale brews, it’s sure to be a fun evening. Parents, feel free to bring your kids! There are snacks and your entire family will enjoy, plus plenty of arcade tokens! Questions: Email Jack directly at Jack@ElectJackLewis.com. Donations can also be mailed to: Committee to Elect Jack Lewis, PO Box 373, Ashland, MA 01721 

3/17/2020 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Join the Pepperell Democratic Town Committee for their monthly meeting. Contact tjdem@charter.net for more information. 

3/18/2020 Burlington DTC Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center Street, Burlington

3/21/2020 A Call to Action on Housing: Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Conference
Saturday, March 21, AM
Lasell University, Newton
This year’s conference kicks off with a panel of experts on housing, including Rep. Mike Connolly and Eric Shupin from CHAPA. Then they’ll break into working groups to sharpen advocacy skills for use on a range of topics (not just housing), including one on effective grassroots strategies for lobbying for legislative action. At lunch you can network with activists to get up to speed on crucial policy issues before us during rounds of their popular Issue Speed Dating program. Then, they’ll wrap up with a lively discussion on winning the fight for progressive leadership in the State Legislature — with retired State Rep. Jay Kaufman and Jordan Berg Powers of Mass Alliance. Suggested donation $25. Buffet lunch included. 

3/21/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 21, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Join the Greater Lowell Area Democrats and special guests Candidate for Congress (CD-6) Jamie Belsito and State Sen. Ed Kennedy for their meeting. Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu 

3/24/2020 Billerica DTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica Billerica
Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com 

*3/25/2020 Annual Women’s Event in Support of Attorney General Maura Healey*
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 – 7 PM
Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Avenue, Boston
Suggested Contributions $125, $250, $500, $1,000, Young Professionals $50 (Limited). RSVP to info@maurahealey.com 

3/28/2020 Attleboro 23rd Annual Democratic Spring Brunch
Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro
Join together with city, town committee members, for a morning of good food and conversation with like-minded folks. Tickets are $25, available at door. Tickets can be also purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Attleboro Democratic City Committee C/O Treasurer, Jackie Romaniecki, 120 Augsburg Dr, Attleboro, MA 02703 Guests include: US Senator Ed Markey, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Representative Jim Hawkins, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, Former State Treasurer and Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman, State Senator Paul Feeney, State Senator Becca Rausch, Governors Councilor Bob Jubinville, Register of Probate Tom Hoye, Candidates for the 4th Congressional District Jesse Mermell, Becky Walker Grossman, David Cavell, Jake Auchincloss, Ihssane Leckey, Alan Khazei, and Tom Shack, and candidate for State Rep Brendan Roche. 

*3/28/2020 Springfield Ward 6 Reorganization Meeting*
Saturday, March 28, 11:45 – 1 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield
Join the Ward 6 Democratic Committee as we reorganize following the primary wherein the committee was reelected. Planning for upcoming events and potential speakers are to be discussed. More to come. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614312629421724/ 

3/29/2020 Groton DTC Meeting
Sunday, March 29, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton
Agenda includes reorganization. Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com 

4/4/2020 Democratic State Committee Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 10 AM
Iron Workers Local 7, 195 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, MA 02127
Save the date of the DSC Reorganization meeting. Check https://massdems.org/your-party/state-committee for more information as it is announced. 

4/5/2020 Waltham Democratic City Committee Hero’s Brunch
Sunday, April 5, 11 – 1 PM
Chateau Restaurant, 195 School Street, Waltham
The WDCC Heroes Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 5. There will be much food, merriment, remembrances, a few political speeches, and of course, Heroes to honor!